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Peacocks tail

Padina pavonica


Brown alga, family Dyctiotaceae Talus is quite thin, attached to a rock with rhizoids. Calcified on one or both surfaces. The upper surface is covered with a thin layer of mud, and the lower reddish brown, dark brown or olive green. On the lower surface are concentric lines composed of thin, whitish threads.

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Jopy 7 years ago

yes, indeed :) it is curly and very common alga in Adriatic sea...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Beautiful stuff!

injica 7 years ago

trebala bi bit Padina pavonica

Jopy 7 years ago

It's a brown algae, I spotted it under the sea :D

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

Interesting spotting Jopy! They are very delicate curls.

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Spotted on Jun 23, 2013
Submitted on Aug 2, 2013

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